Tucker’s law

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One for the grown-ups

13 comments on “Tucker’s law”

  1. apples are yum 1

    ahhh god, there are so many great scenes in that film. I imagine many were being played out by our own selection of pollies last week.

    Like this one, for instance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa3eoMnMC80

    anti-spam: subtle.

    (no, not really.)

  2. There’s an entire series in which he plays a similar character, The Thick of It. Has it screened in NZ? If not, demand it!!

    There’s some other tremendous rants from other characters as well. “What do you know about Hitler? Well he had a moustache and he lived over there somewhere! F**k!!” 😀

    • Just found what I think is one of the best quotes from the series… not spoken by Tucker himself but by other characters about him:

      Newly minted Minister: “Malcolm’s coming?! Um it’s not that I don’t like him… it’s just that he’s something I try to avoid, like a… ummm… rat”.

      Staffer: “Oh no, he wouldn’t like that at all. He thinks of himself as a thin white Mugabe”.


    • felix 2.2

      The Thick Of It is all on youtube too, starting here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSRN8O4ULQs

      What was the name of the excellent local series a few years ago in a similar vein, the mockumentary one?

      • mcflock 2.2.1

        The Pretender.

        Pretty funny. It was about a property developer running as a national candidate in Queenstown, while wanting to build I think it was a cable car to Milford.

  3. William Joyce 3

    Superb movie. A must watch for those who haven’t.
    Gonna look out for The Thick of It.
    Enjoyed Absolute Power which is in the same vein.

  4. Lindsey 4

    Reminds me of the John Cooper Clarke classic “Evidently Chickentown” where every second word was F*uck.

  5. Willie Maley 5

    UKTV played a series of “The Thick of It” at the tail end of last year.

  6. is this a Scottish Phil Goff or Andrew Little?

  7. Deadly_NZ 7

    So a wee bit more serious than Murphys law then???

  8. south paw 8

    Too much swearing. Completely wrecks it, like a Tourette’s syndrome patient having a meltdown.

    • Nick 8.1

      The show actually employed a ‘swearing consultant’. People in it aren’t just swearing, they are doing it in an amazingly creative manner.

      “You take the piss out of Al Jolson again and I will remove your iPod from its tiny nano-sheath and push it up your cock! Then I’ll put some speakers up your arse and put it on shuffle with my fucking fist. And every time I hear something that I don’t like, which will be every time that something comes on, I will skip to the next track by crushing your balls! ”

      It’s like Yes Minister with all the gentility removed.

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